Man accused of murdering wife so he won't need to 'worry about a divorce'

Matthew Jansen, 46, is being held on $1 million bail for allegedly killing his wife after she filed for divorce. (Anoka County Sheriff's Office)

Minnesota man called police after he allegedly killed his wife to admit what he had done, just months after she filed for divorce, officials said.

Matthew Jansen, 46, called 911 on Friday night to report that he had fatally shot his wife, Mary Jo Jansen, the Star Tribune reported, citing a criminal complaint.

Police in Anoka reportedly entered Jansen's house and found his wife's body with gunshot wounds. Investigators also said they found an unloaded handgun and its receipt.

Jansen, according to the complaint, told officers that he was surprised he proceeded with the alleged homicide. He reportedly told them: "I guess I don't have to worry about a divorce."

His wife served him with divorce papers around Thanksgiving, but the pair both remained in the home. Mary Jo Jansen's family said she decided to move out on Saturday.